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Making a Difference

KET programs and services help people improve their lives every day. But you don’t have to take our word for it. On these pages, Kentuckians tell their own compelling and inspiring stories of how KET has helped them achieve goals, become more effective in their own work, or simply get more out of life.

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Worthwhile Causes

"I've seen how KET opens doors for people, particularly here in the mountains. That's what KET did for me as a child -- it opened my mind and allowed me to go places and experience things I never otherwise would have had a chance to do or see." - Lora Suttles

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Protecting Kentucky

"The best warning system is one that works in multiple ways -- and KET's transmission network is part of the backbone of our communications with the general public." - Joe Sullivan, National Weather Service's warning coordination meteorologist in Louisville

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Getting Up to Speed

It’s so important to introduce kids at a young age to the concepts of STEM. And KET’s programs do that. They allow children to have fun and to learn without really realizing that they’re learning. -Susan Elkington

Brad Cowgill

A Unifying Force for Kentucky

“When I say ‘unifying force’, I’m referring to the fact that we’re all in this together — there are public issues that are going to affect us all. These are things that matter. And KET helps us to understand what these things are so we can engage in a dialogue with our neighbors and our representatives and make the process of democracy work effectively to advance the public good.” - Brad Cowgill

Isobel Yates

The First Lady of Volunteering

When Isabel Yates first arrived in Lexington with her family in 1963, it wasn’t long before she rolled up her sleeves and got busy doing what she loves best: volunteering […]